Nikon D850 vs Nikon D1X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D850 and Nikon D1X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D850
Nikon D1X

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D850 were released 2017 and Nikon D1X was released 2001. That is a 16 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D850 Nikon 2017
Nikon D1X Nikon 2001

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D850 has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D1X has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D850 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D1X 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D850 has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D1X has 5,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D850 46 MP 45441024 8256 5504
Nikon D1X 5,3 MP 5895680 3008 1960

Nikon D850 has a 671 % larger resolution than Nikon D1X. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D850 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Nikon D850 has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D850 64-25600
Nikon D1X 125-800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D850
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1X

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D850 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D850 9
Nikon D1X 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D850. Unfortunately Nikon D1X does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D1X weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 19% heavier than Nikon D850 and its 1005 gr (or 2,22 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D850 1005 gr 2,22 lb
Nikon D1X 1200 gr 2,65 lb